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Alexei Navalny sentenced to prison as more than 300 protesters detained outside Moscow court – ABC News

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny is sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison for violating the terms of his probation after being poisoned by a Novichok nerve…

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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison by a Russian court on charges that he violated the terms of his probation while recuperating in Germany from nerve-agent poisoning.
Key points:

  • The 44-year-old was arrested on January 17 upon returning from Germany
  • He argued it was impossible for him to abide by the terms of his probation after being poisoned
  • Mr Navalny’s arrest has sparked weeks of protests across Russia

The charge that he violated his…

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